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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:08 AM

 

Did it occur to anyone that the mere request for voter rolls data is an act of voter suppression?

How many potential voters will now not register believing that their information will be shared with the alt-right and the most evil administration of our lifetime?

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Reply Did it occur to anyone that the mere request for voter rolls data is an act of voter suppression? (Original post)
nikibatts Jul 2017 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2017 #1
femmocrat Jul 2017 #2
tanyev Jul 2017 #3
MichMan Jul 2017 #6
femmocrat Jul 2017 #7
Igel Jul 2017 #10
Solly Mack Jul 2017 #4
customerserviceguy Jul 2017 #5
defacto7 Jul 2017 #8
C_U_L8R Jul 2017 #9
dalton99a Jul 2017 #13
smirkymonkey Jul 2017 #11
Amaryllis Jul 2017 #12

Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:12 AM

1. more directly--Act of voter INTIMIDATION....

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:16 AM

2. Absolutely.

I saw Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP legal dept. saying that last night on MSNBC. People will not trust the govt. to keep the information private.

BTW... how many times have government computers been hacked?! How can they guarantee that this data would be protected?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:22 AM

3. Russia won't need to do any hacking to get that data.

Not while Trump's in charge.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:56 AM

6. Uhh.....Isn't all that data already stored on Government computers now? nm

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Response to MichMan (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:59 AM

7. LOL, You are right!

Didn't think of it that way! The states are probably no more secure than the feds.

KS Sec. of State Kobach won't even comply with his own request:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/30/kris-kobach-says-hes-cant-comply-with-kris-kobachs-voter-data-request/?utm_term=.bf381c5bfbcf

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Response to MichMan (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 01:08 PM

10. A lot of that data is public record.

Last night I was hearing how in NY it was confidential.

When I was a poll worker in west NY party operatives would come around to the polling station to see who'd voted some time in the late morning. They had a print out of all the voters by party affiliation and their phone numbers. They'd mark off those who'd voted and communicate that back to the phone banks to get out the vote.

It was public information. Name, address, phone number and whether they'd voted. Not just after the election, but on election day.

Even the precinct chair where I was stationed, a former local (D) party chair, thought it reasonable that if his party had access to willingly share the information with the (R) reps that came around. He liked process and the system, not just the testosterone rush of winning.

Sometimes they'd come around again later in the day. Those they spoke to would say if they intended to vote or not, and those who said they intended to were given a second reminder later in the day if they didn't actually show up by, oh, 4 or 5 pm.

Perhaps they made the data more secure.

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:25 AM

4. Yep

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 11:47 AM

5. Some states make that information available online to anybody

I do searches for genealogical purposes, and it amazes me that I can find out addresses and political affiliations of people from Florida and at least a few other states.

There's an awful lot out there on all of us, especially in the US. Canadian searches are much harder, they have better privacy laws, and they enforce them.

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 12:18 PM

8. yep, yep

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 12:45 PM

9. It's the Russian way

They don't need to break the system, they just need to destroy confidence. And Trump is a fucking complicit traitor.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 03:24 PM

13. Precisely.

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 01:11 PM

11. Yes.

That is what disturbs me so much about this.

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jul 1, 2017, 02:49 PM

12. OMG. You are right. And it would be immigrants, minorities who would be afraid.

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